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    x86: Treat R_X86_64_PLT32 as R_X86_64_PC32 · a971fc44
    H.J. Lu authored
    commit b21ebf2fb4cde1618915a97cc773e287ff49173e upstream.
    
    On i386, there are 2 types of PLTs, PIC and non-PIC.  PIE and shared
    objects must use PIC PLT.  To use PIC PLT, you need to load
    _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_ into EBX first.  There is no need for that on
    x86-64 since x86-64 uses PC-relative PLT.
    
    On x86-64, for 32-bit PC-relative branches, we can generate PLT32
    relocation, instead of PC32 relocation, which can also be used as
    a marker for 32-bit PC-relative branches.  Linker can always reduce
    PLT32 relocation to PC32 if function is defined locally.   Local
    functions should use PC32 relocation.  As far as Linux kernel is
    concerned, R_X86_64_PLT32 can be treated the same as R_X86_64_PC32
    since Linux kernel doesn't use PLT.
    
    R_X86_64_PLT32 for 32-bit PC-relative branches has been enabled in
    binutils master branch which will become binutils 2.31.
    
    [ hjl is working on having better documentation on this all, but a few
      more notes from him:
    
       "PLT32 relocation is used as marker for PC-relative branches. Because
        of EBX, it looks odd to generate PLT32 relocation on i386 when EBX
        doesn't have GOT.
    
        As for symbol resolution, PLT32 and PC32 relocations are almost
        interchangeable. But when linker sees PLT32 relocation against a
        protected symbol, it can resolved locally at link-time since it is
        used on a branch instruction. Linker can't do that for PC32
        relocation"
    
      but for the kernel use, the two are basically the same, and this
      commit gets things building and working with the current binutils
      master   - Linus ]
    Signed-off-by: 's avatarH.J. Lu <hjl.tools@gmail.com>
    Signed-off-by: 's avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
    Cc: Matthias Kaehlcke <mka@chromium.org>
    Signed-off-by: 's avatarGreg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
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